Recommend me: a portable speaker


#1

I have a mini burger thing and it’s ‘okay’ but nothing special. Good for throwing in a rucksack for a quick trip away.

But I’d like to get something a bit meatier so my list of ridiculous wants are:

  • stereo
  • connects via bluetooth and/or preferably 3.5mm (and any other way on top of that)
  • works with anything not just iPhone
  • light enough to put in a rucksack for travel
  • heavy enough to give decent sound (I’m guessing we’re talking under 1kg here but maybe 2kg?)
  • mains or battery
  • battery preferably via rechargeable batteries like you get on phones rather than your standard AA etc. batteries.

Cheers in advance…


#2

Bercow


#3

I think you should stop listening to hamburgers Theo


#4

I am both annoyed by this not being useful and very happy you have dad-joked at this level, Smee. :smiley:


#5

Cambridge Audio Minx

Think it’s been superseded by something probably shitter?


#6

This level being very very low presumably


#7

Wonderboom


#8

I have this and it’s excellent

https://www.johnlewis.com/bose-soundlink-mini-ii-bluetooth-portable-speaker-with-built-in-speakerphone/p2041682?sku=236526305&s_kwcid=2dx92700018959853998&tmad=c&tmcampid=2&gclid=CITe3rWL8tMCFUeZGwodpygJhQ&gclsrc=aw.ds


#9

+1 for Cambridge audio

(go to Richer Sounds m10)


#10

Cheers guys. I’ll check these out.


#11

I have an old UE Boom that I was given years ago which is still great, use it every day as the speaker in my room for music/podcasts - these small ones look cool though, didn’t know they existed

being waterproof is such a big plus imo


#12

this has the added bonus of being hack-proof:


#13

I have this which is fine at best but cheap and meets your requirements IMO:


#14

Ooh. What a great price.

I actually just ordered the Anker battery thing you bought too.


#15

It’s not amazing or anything but for £20 it’s very good value IMO, good for the kitchen, have it in the car sometimes. Does the job innit.


#16

So do I. It’s superb. Very small but very powerful. Bass so good that I actually have to turn down the bass on the source to make it sound right.


#17

Hmm at £150 that Bose is WELL outside my price range as I’m not really looking to replace a proper stereo. Cheers, though @meowington


#18

Plays all your favourite mixtapes


#19

It’s definitely not cheap. Worth it if you can stretch to it but understandable if you can’t.


#20

Bit the bullet and bought this Bose for 100 in the end after being impressed with my mate’s one on holiday.

Thanks all.